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Introduction of Nanjing CityNanjing, the capital of ten periods in Chinese history, is a city famed for its rich culture

Nanjing, the capital of ten periods in Chinese history, is a city famed for its rich culture, long history and beautiful landscape.
One of the eight great ancient capital cities in China, Nanjing has a long history and is one of the first cities awarded the title of “Famous Historic and Culture City” by the State Council. In 472 B.C., Goujian, the king of Yue State, started to build the city at Yuhuatai, thus it was called “Yue city”. In 229A.D., the Eastern Wu Dynasty of the Three Kingdoms moved its capital to Nanjing and started to develop “Jianye city” as it was named then. Following this, the Eastern Jin, Song, Qi, Liang and Chen Dynasties, Southern Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and Republic of China all located their capitals in Nanjing. These eras left behind many famous attractions including: the willowed banks of Xuanwu Lake, the bright lights and river scenery of Confucius Temple, the ancient city wall (the best preserved in the world), the World Heritage-listed Ming Tomb, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum proclaiming to the world the spirit of Freedom, Equality and Fraternity, Jinghai Temple, Presidential Palace and many, many other places of historical interest. Among the many protected culture relics and sites in Nanjing, one has been inscribed on the World Heritage List, 14 are protected at the national level and 135 at the provincial level.